Five indicted on charges of spying for North Korea
SEOUL | Five South Koreans, including a former parliamentary aide, have been indicted on charges of spying for North Korea, prosecutors said Thursday.
The five civilians passed military secrets and other sensitive information to North Korea beginning in the early 1990s, Seoul prosecutors said in a statement.
The suspects are accused of violating South Korea’s National Security Law and could face the death penalty.
Suharto’s great-granddaughter sent to drug rehab center
JAKARTA | The great-granddaughter of late Indonesian dictator Gen. Suharto is being sent to drug rehab.
A judge on Thursday ordered Putri Aryanti Haryowibowo to spend one year at a drug rehabilitation center after she was convicted of using illegal drugs.
The 22-year-old was arrested in March after police found her taking crystal methamphetamines in a Jakarta hotel.
Suharto oversaw one of the most brutal dictatorships of the 20th century. He was ousted in 1998 and died 10 years later.
This was the second drug case involving his family. In 2000, Miss Haryowibowo’s mother, Gusti Maya Firanti Noor, was sentenced to eight months in jail for possessing amphetamines.